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Teargas ‘may have caused’ man’s death in custody

Teargas ‘may have caused’ man’s death in custody

The Israeli military said yesterday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say was severely beaten in custody showed that he may have died from inhaling teargas used to disperse attackers.

Last residents hold on in Tunisia’s underground houses

Last residents hold on in Tunisia’s underground houses

In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia’s Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds.

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Afrin region

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Afrin region

The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

More bombs fall on Eastern Ghouta ahead of UN vote

More bombs fall on Eastern Ghouta ahead of UN vote

For a sixth straight day, warplanes have pounded the densely populated agricultural pocket east of the capital, the last rebel bastion near Damascus.

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Mahmud Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.

Strikes hit Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

Strikes hit Ghouta for fifth day as UN pleads for ceasefire

More than 300 people have been killed in the rural eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus since Sunday night, and many hundreds have been wounded, according to human rights monitors.

Germany's Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

Germany's Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

Angela Merkel said: "The killing of children, the destruction of hospitals -- all that amounts to a massacre that must be condemned and which must be countered with a clear no".

Fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta as activists fear ground assault

Fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta as activists fear ground assault

Fresh shelling by Syrian government forces targeted the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta yesterday, as activists fear a ground assault targeting the area.

Kremlin rejects allegations Russia behind Ghouta civilian deaths

Kremlin rejects allegations Russia behind Ghouta civilian deaths

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Western allegations the Russian Air Force was responsible for civilian deaths in the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus were groundless.

Three militiamen killed in Libya car bomb attack

Three militiamen killed in Libya car bomb attack

Three militiamen from forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar were killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack in the central Waddan region, a militia spokesman said.

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

No survivors have been found from Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, which disappeared from radar on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.

Pro-government forces hit Syria's Ghouta with rockets

Pro-government forces hit Syria's Ghouta with rockets

Pro-government forces fired rockets and dropped barrel bombs from helicopters on the towns and villages of the rural district just outside Damascus.

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